Learn how to get involved with NPEP
All Northwestern faculty members who are not on leave are eligible to teach in the Northwestern Prison Education Program. Courses offered in NPEP follow Northwestern’s academic calendar. Faculty members receive a modest stipend, funds for course supplies, and reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses.
Graduate students can volunteer in NPEP in various ways, including organizing and participating in reading groups at Stateville, providing one-on-one tutoring to NPEP students, and offering support for individual courses, as needed. In addition, there are opportunities for advanced graduate students to teach their own courses at the Cook County Department of Corrections.
The Undergraduate Prison Education Partnership (UPEP) has various involvement opportunities. Additionally, NPEP provides monthly peer tutoring opportunities at Stateville Correctional Center for Northwestern undergraduates. Transportation will be provided to and from the prison.